As It Is

"Damnit." Failed again.

I have a difficult enough time with sand as it is. Continuing to turn the cranks around while speed invariably decreases normally seems to be a futile proposition. Much more efficient to dismount on the fly and run. Perhaps. Unlike that bit of tricky trail that you never fail to clear once you finally succeed at it, this double obstacle is hit and miss for me. For some reason the need to duck down while continuing to power along, as often as not, proves to be too much. As it is with many of these things, the obstacle to overcome is as much a mental one as it is a physical one.